posted on Oct, 5 2013 @ 01:46 AM
Well this was just so insane on so many levels I just had to post it, so let's get the usuals outta the way...
The federal government shutdown and winter weather have forced the closure of all roads connecting Cooke City to the rest of the world and turned
the gateway town into a literal tourist trap. Snowstorms have caused the National Park Service to keep the Beartooth Pass closed since Sept. 24, said
Al Nash, Yellowstone National Park spokesman. The most recent storm dropped between 10 and 14 inches of snow, preventing road travel to the Chief
Joseph Highway, which can be used as an alternate route out of Cooke City. And Yellowstone closed Tuesday because of a congressional budget impasse
that caused the federal government to shut down. Locals can travel through along the still-plowed roads of the park to Gardiner with special stickers
they apply for from the park. Tourists, however, are unable to traverse the stretch, barring a medical emergency. “We're trapped,” said Bill
Anderson, of Wichita, Kan., one of about 15 tourists in Cooke City. “It's nuts.”
So which part of the *DERP* should we address first?
1. The right to "travel freely".
2. If in fact they can not "leave", are they in fact being "detained"? (A real life Tom Hanks "Terminal")
3. Have none of these ppl learned to LIE to leave town? (Medical Emergency)
4. Do the idiots that enforce this nonsense have no humanity?
5. Do these ppl have no cahonas, and say "Screw this", and just LEAVE?!
What would YOU do?
Now I realize that everyone on the internet is trained to kill, has special forces/SEARS training, and could EASILY get out of here no problem; but
just for the sake of intellectual curiosity/honesty WHAT would you do if you were these people in this situation?
And for those nefarious types here on ATS, could these be another "Machiavellian perk" to see just how much the general public will put up with?
(Like the Boston bombing shutdown?)
Enjoy the shutdown. (Who knew it was so literal?)